The 100 Most Popular Movies From Japan

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These are the 100 most voted movies with Japanese language listed on IMDb that also has Japan as country of origin. The list shows which movies have generated the most votes on IMDb and therefore can be said to be the most "popular", but not necessarily the best. An essential list for any fan of Japanese cinema.

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    Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

    2001 — a.k.a. Spirited Away, in 36 top lists Check
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    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 33 top lists Check
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    Mononoke-hime

    1997 — a.k.a. Princess Mononoke, in 17 top lists Check
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    Hauru no ugoku shiro

    2004 — a.k.a. Howl's Moving Castle, in 16 top lists Check
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    Tonari no Totoro

    1988 — a.k.a. My Neighbor Totoro, in 19 top lists Check
  6. 6 +1

    Hotaru no haka

    1988 — a.k.a. Grave of the Fireflies, in 18 top lists Check
  7. 7 -1

    Batoru rowaiaru

    2000 — a.k.a. Battle Royale, in 9 top lists Check
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    Akira

    1988, in 20 top lists Check
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    Rashômon

    1950 — a.k.a. Rashomon, in 32 top lists Check
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    Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta

    1986 — a.k.a. Castle in the Sky, in 10 top lists Check
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    Kaze no tani no Naushika

    1984 — a.k.a. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, in 8 top lists Check
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    Gake no ue no Ponyo

    2008 — a.k.a. Ponyo, in 4 top lists Check
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    Kôkaku Kidôtai

    1995 — a.k.a. Ghost in the Shell, in 14 top lists Check
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    Ran

    1985, in 24 top lists Check
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    Majo no takkyûbin

    1989 — a.k.a. Kiki's Delivery Service, in 6 top lists Check
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    Yôjinbô

    1961 — a.k.a. Yojimbo, in 18 top lists Check
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    Ôdishon

    1999 — a.k.a. Audition, in 11 top lists Check
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    Kari-gurashi no Arietti

    2010 — a.k.a. The Secret World of Arrietty, in 1 top list Check
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    Ringu

    1998, in 10 top lists Check
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    Jûsan-nin no shikaku

    2010 — a.k.a. 13 Assassins, in 1 top list Check
  21. 21 +1

    Kurenai no buta

    1992 — a.k.a. Porco Rosso, in 4 top lists Check
  22. 22 -1

    Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren

    2005 — a.k.a. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, in 0 top lists Check
  23. 23 +1

    Kaze tachinu

    2013 — a.k.a. The Wind Rises, in 3 top lists Check
  24. 24 -1

    Papurika

    2006 — a.k.a. Paprika, in 5 top lists Check
  25. 25 +1

    Ikiru

    1952, in 22 top lists Check
  26. 26 -1

    Koroshiya 1

    2001 — a.k.a. Ichi the Killer, in 4 top lists Check
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    Zatôichi

    2003 — a.k.a. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, in 4 top lists Check
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    Okuribito

    2008 — a.k.a. Departures, in 8 top lists Check
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    Toki o kakeru shôjo

    2006 — a.k.a. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, in 2 top lists Check
  30. 30 +1

    Kumonosu-jô

    1957 — a.k.a. Throne of Blood, in 18 top lists Check
  31. 31 +1

    Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no tobira

    2001 — a.k.a. Cowboy Bebop the Movie: Knockin' on Heaven's Door, in 2 top lists Check
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    Ju-on

    2002 — a.k.a. Ju-on: The Grudge, in 3 top lists Check
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    Neko no ongaeshi

    2002 — a.k.a. The Cat Returns, in 1 top list Check
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    Mimi wo sumaseba

    1995 — a.k.a. Whisper of the Heart, in 5 top lists Check
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    Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ - Myûtsû no gyakushû

    1998 — a.k.a. Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back, in 1 top list Check
  36. 36 +3

    Byôsoku 5 senchimêtoru

    2007 — a.k.a. 5 Centimetres per Second, in 2 top lists Check
  37. 37 -1

    Pâfekuto burû

    1997 — a.k.a. Perfect Blue, in 10 top lists Check
  38. 38 +3

    Tôkyô monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Tokyo Story, in 25 top lists Check
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    Innocence

    2004 — a.k.a. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, in 4 top lists Check
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    Jûbê ninpûchô

    1993 — a.k.a. Ninja Scroll, in 4 top lists Check
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    Kokuhaku

    2010 — a.k.a. Confessions, in 1 top list Check
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    Honogurai mizu no soko kara

    2002 — a.k.a. Dark Water, in 2 top lists Check
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    Kakushi-toride no san-akunin

    1958 — a.k.a. The Hidden Fortress, in 8 top lists Check
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    Gedo senki

    2006 — a.k.a. Tales from Earthsea, in 1 top list Check
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    Kagemusha

    1980, in 12 top lists Check
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    Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

    2000, in 2 top lists Check
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    Death Note

    2006, in 0 top lists Check
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    Hana-bi

    1997 — a.k.a. Fireworks, in 7 top lists Check
  49. 49 +9

    Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki

    2012 — a.k.a. Wolf Children, in 5 top lists Check
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    Tsubaki Sanjûrô

    1962 — a.k.a. Sanjuro, in 7 top lists Check
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Last updated on Feb 27, 2017 by Zeltaebar;